Analysts predict Aetna is planning to acquire another carrier in the near future, likely Humana or Cigna, a move that promises to disrupt the industry.

A consolidation with one of the two carriers is an “imminent” possibility, according to Leerink Swann analyst Ana Gupte. The analyst group met Monday with Aetna management, including its CEO, CFO, president and senior operations head. Gupte, in an analyst report, said the meeting alleviated fears about the impact of higher Medicare utilization and “large-scale horizontal consolidation appears high on the Aetna management agenda.”

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